It is difficult to know what to make of West Ham United’s season this year. Things have certainly improved under Manuel Pellegrini’s guidance, however, question marks continue to remain as to why they still put in a number of inconsistent performances.
Sure, plenty of changes were made in the summer and those were always going to require some time. It would not be a surprise to see the Hammers head into the summer transfer window with the idea of making further improvements to their squad, however, one of their latest rumoured targets appears to be a bit of a strange one.
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According to a report by The Mirror (17/4/19, page 59, via HITC Sport), West Ham are interested in signing Chelsea’s Gary Cahill.
The defender is out of contract at Stamford Bridge this summer and is likely to leave the club on a free transfer as he has fallen considerably down the pecking order under Maurizio Sarri.
Cahill might have become a serial winner during his time with Chelsea, having won the Premier League title twice, the FA Cup twice and the Champions League, however, this is simply a deal that does not make sense for West Ham to make.
The former England international is likely going to want high wages, whilst a place in the first-team is something that he will want to be guaranteed and that surely is not something Pellegrini can offer him at the London Stadium.
The Hammers already have a solid pairing of Issa Diop and Fabian Balbuena, who both arrived last summer, whilst the likes of Winston Reid and Angelo Ogbonna are both in reserve and are more than capable of being back-up options.
He continues to be overlooked by the Blues, which begs the question as to whether he is able to still play at the top level and whilst he is not getting any younger, the 33-year-old is surely not the right man to bring into the defence.
It would be best for Pellegrini and West Ham to avoid this one.
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